Dec 27, 2011 5:37pm
Re: What was the Best Book You Read this Year?
Liked "In the Heart of the Sea".
Also, I thought "The Perfect Storm" was really good (especially, if you read before having Geo. Clooney imprinted in your brain as the capt.)http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Storm-True-Story-Against/dp/0393050327/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&
Brand new for $1.88; used for $.01.
And continuing on the nautical theme, "Isaac's Storm". It's the story of the Galveston hurricane as told from the perspective of the local meteorologist. If you have ever ridden a hurrican out, you will appreciate this book.http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&
If you zoom in to Cadillac Ave, between Pensacola Street and Penicault Street, you'll see the one empty lot on the bayou—that's where our house used to be. And if you go across Bienville to the gulf, you'll see a pier that ends in the sand. None of that sand was there before Katrina. That pier used to end in fairly deep water and we would fish for sharks off the end, amongst other fish.
Former Dauphin Islander